THE WORD FOR TODAY
1 Kings 22 – 2 King 2
1 Kings 22
1 Kings 22:13-14 13 Then the messenger who had gone to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, “Now listen, the words of the prophets with one accord encourage the king. Please, let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak encouragement.”
Senator Jim Bunning has been making headlines because of his refusal to allow a unanimous vote on a piece of legislation that he claims isn’t properly paid for. His refusal to be that lone dissenting vote has captured national media heckles. But in reality very few are listening to why he is taking that stand.
A messenger came to Micaiah and said, “Listen, all of the prophets are in one accord to only speak encouragement to the King. Now get onboard and join them and speak encouragement.” The pressure cooker was heating up for Micaiah but he refused to back down from speaking the Word of the Lord.
A stand for the RIGHT thing can be a lonely place. A stand for righteousness may be uncomfortable because of the hoots and hollers from the opposition. A stand for justice may pay the price of so called friends. But a stand for what God wants will always yield the fruit of peace with God.
Micaiah would not bend to the will sinners and nor should we.
Lord, thank YOU for Your WORD that is truth to us…may we courageously stand strong in the truth of YOUR Word…in Jesus Name…AMEN!!!